Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo

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Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo (1950 – August 24, 2013) was a Mexican writer whose work dealt mostly with the northern states of Mexico (Nuevo León, Tamaulipas) and the border. During his lifetime he was the Administrator of the State Archives in Nuevo León as well as the head librarian of the Biblioteca Cervantina at the Monterrey Tec. Aside from his scholarship work, Elizondo was a member of UNESCO's Memory of the World Committee.

Elizondo died from cancer in August 2013 at the age of 63.[1]


  • Setenta veces siete (Seventy times seven)
  • Narcedalia Piedrotas
  • Lexicón del noreste de México (Lexicón of northeastern Mexico)
  • Polvo de aquellos lodos (Dust of the sludge)

Mentions and national and international recognition[edit]

  • 1988 Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Chicago, Auckland, Geneve, London, Manila, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto. 1989.
  • New Writing from Mexico. Edited by Reginald Gibbons. Triquarterly Books. Northwestern University. 1992
  • Dictionary of Spanish Literature. Directed by Ricardo Gullón. Alianza Editorial. Madrid, Spain. 1992.
  • Dictionary of Mexican writers of the twentieth century. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico DF 1992.
  • Anthology of twentieth century Mexican narrative. Christopher Michel Dominguez. Economic Culture Fund. Mexico DF 1991.
  • The new historical novel in Latin America, 1979-1992. Seymour Menton. Economic Culture Fund. Mexico DF 1993.
  • The word game: New Mexican story. Lauro Zavala. University of the State of Mexico. 1993.
  • This Mexican narrative. Vincent F. Torres. UAM. Mexico DF 1991.


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